Saturday, September 03, 2005

Buying beer

Last post I said that my Paulaner clone and Pale Ale would last me til October. Haha... Well, to be fair, there were multiple occasions where a bit over half a gallon was abducted for feeding my wife's co-workers. Well, Friday morning, trying to get another half gallon out, the Pale Ale hit bottom.

I'm not brewing this weekend, so we're about 3 weeks out from new brew and the Paulaner won't last too much longer either. So instead of getting ingredients from Ballast Point (AKA Home Brew Mart) I got a 5gallon key of their Big Eye IPA.

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Liar's Club in Mission Beach. They always have a Cask Ale being hand pulled on Friday nights. That night it was an IPA from Stone Brewing Co. and it was the best IPA i've ever had. Now I don't know if that was because it was a cask ale, vs. a normal carbonated one, but either way the Big Eye is a damn close second at this point. Definitely worth the purchase.